Garrett Morgan Rice

July 10, 1949 – March 17, 2023 KITTY HAWK — Garrett Morgan Rice (Gary), a beloved family man passed away on May 17, 2023, at the age of 73, in Kitty Hawk, NC. He was born on July 10, 1949, in Pineville, KY, to Verda J. Rice and Kelly T. Rice, both of whom preceded […]

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Students discover a 17th-century wedding ring while visiting the new Lost Colony Museum

A group of Cape Hatteras Elementary third-grade students made a remarkable and unexpected discovery of a 17th-century wedding ring while on a field trip to the new Lost Colony Museum and Gift Shop in Buxton. Scott Dawson, museum owner and author of The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island, engaged the 18 students and their teacher Jordyn […]

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More than 500 visitors celebrate the Ocracoke Light Station’s 200th anniversary

More than 500 visitors attended Ocracoke Light Station’s 200th-anniversary event on Thursday, May 18, which featured representatives and speakers from the National Park Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, and more. During the event, the grounds surrounding the Ocracoke Lighthouse were open for the public to explore, with the Outer Banks […]

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After 200th celebration, Ocracoke Light set for restoration

As islanders and National Park Service personnel have been busy in recent weeks preparing to celebrate Thursday the 200th anniversary of the Ocracoke Lighthouse, the beacon stands as a stoic symbol of the very island itself: sturdy, enduring and vulnerable. For those not already on the island, the Ocracoke Light Station 200th anniversary event set for 1-2 p.m. Thursday […]

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